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APWS 2019 Convention TENTATIVE Schedule - Hosts: Eugene and Cathy Goss

**Arrival Airport - Orlando International Airport (MCO) - (NOT Orlando Sanford International)**

**Departure Airport - Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)**

Convention Chair: Janet Trader Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

** Must Be Registered to Attend **



Day 1 Wed Nov 6, 2019

Arrivals Embassy Suites from Orlando International Airport (MCO)

3:00 pm Late Afternoon Board Meeting

Dinner on Own


Day 2 Thursday Nov 7, 2019 - Depart 8 AM SHARP

Arrive 845 am Gene Cathy Goss Bird Aviary

Speaker Sugein Lopez- Goss (Animal Keeper at Animal Wild Kingdom)

D. “Grenville” Roles – will be offering for sale recycled copies of his book '"Rare Pheasants of the World" -- first published in 1976, second edition in 1990. Together with some of the original drawings and hand colored prints. He will also bring a number of other books from his personal collection plus some books related to gamebirds and waterfowl. He plans to donate 15% of profit of sales to the  APWS

Depart 1130 am

Arrive 12:00 pm Lunch at Cat Fish Place

Depart 1:15 pm

Arrive 1:45 pm GatorLand

Depart 345 pm

Return to Hotel by 5 pm

Dinner on Own at Hotel or Nearby Restaurants


Day 3 Friday Nov 8 – Depart 9 am

Arrive 11 am - Giraffe Ranch Tour

Afternoon and Lunch in Dade City

Return to Hotel by 5 pm

Dinner on Own at Hotel or Nearby Restaurants


Day 4 Saturday Nov 9 – 9 am Speaker Set-up 9:30 am to 4 pm Speaker Panel Noon Lunch Break

Speaker Panel:

TJ Pluid - Youth in Aviculture

Gen Andersen - Zoo Managed Gamebirds and their Status

Kurt Landig - His trips to China info habitats of the Brown Eared and Chinese Monal Pheasants

James Pfarr  - Topic to be announced

Stuart Denton - Peacock Pheasants

Donal Bruning - Waterbirds in Aviculture

All Day Display Meet and Greet with Frank and Pascale from Brinsea

500 pm Set Up for Benefit Auction

700 pm Buffet Dinner and Auction


Day 5 Sunday Nov 10 – Depart 8:00 am SHARP

Tour Zoo Tampa of Lowery Park Zoo

Lunch on Own at Zoo TBA.

Return to Hotel by 5 pm

Dinner On Own


Day 6 Monday Nov 11 - Depart 8:00 am SHARP

Arrive 10 am Jason Shane Bird Aviary - Port St Lucie

Depart Noon Box Lunches

Arrive 130 pm Sylvia and Stuart Denton Bird Aviary - Palm City

Depart 330 pm for Ft Lauderdale Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale

Arrive 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale

Dinner on Own at nearby Restaurants


Day 7 Tuesday Nov 12 – Depart 8:30 am

Arrive 10:00 am Miami Zoo

Behind the Scenes Tour of Asian Aviary and Off Exhibit Breeding Center

Lunch on Own at Zoo

5:00 pm Return to Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale Hotel

7:00 pm Farewell Awards Dinner at Hotel



Wednesday Nov 13 – No Bus

Flights Home Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)